A Royal Wedding Celebration at Cliveden!

05/19/2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Address: 6401 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144

 The Frosted Fox and Cliveden are collaborating to celebrate the Royal Wedding with a Germantown connection:

In 1840, Anna Maria Rush (granddaughter of Dr. Benjamin Rush), wrote to Anne Sophia Penn Chew and sent her crumbs of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake. Both Anna Maria and Anne Sophia were from prominent Philadelphia families with country homes (Sydenham and Cliveden, respectively) and would have participated in sensationalizing a royal wedding, especially one of a young and powerful woman, let alone a monarch. After Queen Victoria’s wedding, pieces of the cake were given out to attendees and the public as party favors.

On Saturday, May 19th, Cliveden will have a copy of the letter and crumbs, Kitchen related activities for children, and tours that will tell the story of Cliveden’s 250 year history from the view points of the women that lived there. Tours will be held at their regular time, 12 PM to 4 PM, and will begin on the hour. Admission is required for a tour. For more information about hours and admission, click here.

The Frosted Fox is making a replica of Queen Victoria’s cake that will be on view in the Cliveden Carriage House and any visitors who stop by the cake shop with a lithotab–an admission tag with a silhouette of a member of the Chew household on it–from a Cliveden tour will receive a free mini cupcake inspired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake. Visitors are encouraged to wear their royal best! For more information about The Frosted Fox, click here.

We hope to see you on Saturday!

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    Start the weekend off on the right foot with indoor goat yoga at Cliveden!

    Philly Goat Project is holding their yoga class in Cliveden's Carriage House, featuring their Nigerian Dwarf goats! The class is open to yogis at all levels, is about 45 minutes long, and allows participants to interact with the goats during class. After class, feel free to take pictures with the goats and take a tour of Cliveden's grounds and Main House. Tickets are on sale now for the class and tour, so be sure to purchase yours today!

  • 05/02/2019 12:00 PM - 05/02/2019 4:00 PM

    Today is opening day!

    Cliveden is officially open for walk-in tours! From 12 PM to 4 PM, Cliveden's grounds and Main House will be available to visitors. Come to the Carriage House, located on the corner of Morton and Cliveden Streets, to see the permanent exhibit Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness? and to begin a tour. 

    Cliveden's grounds and Main House are open for tours Thursday through Sunday during the spring and summer from 12 PM to 4 PM. Tours begin on the hour; the last tour begins at 3 PM. For more information about tours and admission, click here.

    Come out and visit one of America's most historic sites!